Laptops in Baltimore Schools are Monitored to Help Students’ Mental Health.
A decision that for many is controversial and drastic was implemented in October by Baltimore Schools, installing software on student computers that alerts teachers, families and even authorities when students perform searches that may affect their mental health.
Thanks to the joint work between technology and the responsible adults for the education of minors, GoGuardian’s Beacon software creates a barrier in reality that allows the building of a healthy environment, reducing exposure to material that could aggravate issues such as anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide.
“I feel much better they are monitoring and they are able to get those kids the help. It is a safeguard and it is working.”Deborah Demery, president of the Baltimore City Council of PTAs.
Valerie Strauss| The Washington Post